Investment policy

Launch of the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains


 11 March 2016 2.30 - 4.00  Auditorium, OECD, Paris ‌




The Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains helps enterprises observe international standards of responsible business conduct and undertake due diligence along agricultural supply chains so that their operations do not lead to adverse impacts and contribute to sustainable development.

OECD Deputy Secretary-General Douglas Frantz and Jamie Morrison, Strategic Programme Leader at FAO, welcomed participants to the official launch in Paris on 11 March 2016. The high-level panel representing governments, business and civil society discussed the challenges and best practices to build responsible agricultural supply chains.


Jérôme Bédier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and General Secretary, Carrefour

Marten van den Berg, Director-General for Foreign Economic Relations at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Pascal Canfin, CEO, WWF France

H.E. Pierre Duquesne, Ambassador, Permanent  Representative of France to the OECD

Douglas Frantz, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Jamie Morrison, Strategic Programme Leader, Food Systems Programme, FAO

Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct

Bauke Rouwers, President, Unilever France



More about the OECD-FAO Guidance

Download the Guidancefrançais

Download the brochurefrançais


OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

FAO work on responsible investment

Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture


27-30 Oct 2015: Sustainability in enterprises | Article

18-19 June 2015: Due diligence along agricultural supply chains

10 June 2015: Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case | White Paper

2-3 Dec 2014: Does responsible business conduct matter? | Presentation

26 June 2014: RBC along agricultural supply chains


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